March 16, 2020
Our new address is 1895 Plaza Drive, Suite 110, Eagan, MN 55122; our phone numbers will not change. 
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Message from the Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce President Maureen Scallen Failor on Coronavirus (COVID-19) 

We are facing fluid and extraordinary times in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the best interest of you, your business, and our community, we are postponing all Chamber events/programs through March 31, 2020. Committee meetings will be conducted via conference calls and members will be receiving more information. This decision is based on the recommendations of our Public Health Departments. Please check the  Chamber & Community Events Calendar  on the Chamber’s website for updates on all Chamber activities.
 
Our office will remain staffed on a limited basis and accordingly based on the health of our employees. Our staff has been directed to stay at home if they are experiencing flu-like symptoms. Please call ahead of time if you do plan to stop by the office as schedules can change quickly. We will continue to serve you. I am confident we will find innovative ways to encourage connections and business building in new and technological ways. We continue to monitor the situation and are working with our local, county, and state partners to disseminate important information and prepare for any potential impacts. We will continue to provide you with updates and resources for your employees and businesses.
 
Finally, we have entered some very challenging and uncertain times. We need to band together, support each other, and assist when needed. Please consider supporting our member businesses especially those in the hospitality industry. Purchasing gift cards to be used in the future is one example.  
 
We will be having a section in the Weekly Update dedicated to resources and up-to-date information. If you have information that you feel businesses can benefit from, please send us the information. Information and education are powerful tools for us to have navigating through these challenging times.
 
Please feel free to contact me via phone or email if you need any assistance or resources to help you and your business and employees. I can be reached at (651) 288-9201 or

Thank you,
 
Maureen Scallen Failor
President, Dakota County Regional Chamber
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Resources and Information for Businesses and Employees
 
Recommended strategies for employers:
  • Actively encourage sick employees to stay home
  • Separate sick employees (and send them home)
  • Emphasize staying home when sick, respiratory etiquette, and hand hygiene by all employees
  • Perform routine environmental cleaning
  • Advise employees before traveling to take certain steps
 
COVID-19 Business Resources:
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Comcast Announces Comprehensive COVID-19 Response to Help Keep Americans Connected to the Internet

Comcast is taking steps to implement the following new policies for the next 60 days, and other important initiatives. Please click on links for more details and information.
 

Ambassadors Welcome New Chamber Members

The DCR Chamber's Ambassador Committee welcomed two new members into the Chamber on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at Tops Tavern in Rosemount: Paula Skoviera with AdvantaClean (pictured front right) and Rick Basset from Coldwell Banker (pictured front left).
Come support a local mentoring program serving Dakota County youth on Saturday, April 18, 2020 for  Kids 'n Kinship 's 21st Annual Bowlathon at Bogart’s Entertainment Center. There will be a silent auction, door prizes, and giveaways. All donations received will be used towards matching youth with mentors and sustaining quality matches in our growing program. If you’re a business we greatly appreciate your involvement. You can be an event sponsor, a lane sponsor, or donate an item to the silent auction.
POSTPONED CHAMBER EVENTS

We will update you on the rescheduled dates of these events in the near future.

  • Eagan State of the City, Thursday, March 19, 2020, Eagan Community Center
New Members
Amani Inc.
4047 Colfax Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55412
Phone: (855) 436-9200
Richard Bassett - Coldwell Banker Burnett
1875 Plaza Drive, Suite 100
Eagan, MN 55122
Phone: (651) 283-6142
For more information on becoming a member, please email Nicole McCarthy at  nmccarthy@dcrchamber.com or call her at 651-288-9200.
Renewed Members
Ceva Logistics - 25 years
Landberg Law Office - 7 years
Vivial Media, LLC - 3 years
Cameo Dental, PA - 2 years
Compudyne, Inc. - 1 year

If you have questions or concerns about your membership renewal, please contact Pam Schmidt at  pschmidt@dcrchamber.com  or call 651-452-9872.
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